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post #251 of 278
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I REALLY want a Richard Harrow action figure. Dude is Boba Fett.

I would absolutely buy that. He'd have to come with all of his guns though and the mask would have to be removable. Would be fucking awesome. 

post #252 of 278

It's crazy how Van Alden is one of the show's biggest assets now, considering he was the weakest link in the first season by a wide margin.

post #253 of 278
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It's crazy how Van Alden is one of the show's biggest assets now, considering he was the weakest link in the first season by a wide margin.

 

I think having him mostly alone helped. He doesn't clash with the more subdued style of the others. If things go as they seem and he spends time with Capone next year it will be fucking glorious.

post #254 of 278

OMG. I was just watching this week's episode of a great UK comedy quiz show 8 Out Of 10 Cats. One of the guest panelists was Boardwalk Empire's Capone, Stephen Graham.

He's BRITISH!

Fek me!

He's from Liverpool.

700

post #255 of 278
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OMG. I was just watching this week's episode of a great UK comedy quiz show 8 Out Of 10 Cats. One of the guest panelists was Boardwalk Empire's Capone, Stephen Graham.

He's BRITISH!

Fek me!

He's from Liverpool.

700

 

I had the same reaction when I watched an interview with Jack Huston about the role of Richard Harrow. "Where's his American accent....?"

post #256 of 278
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I had the same reaction when I watched an interview with Jack Huston about the role of Richard Harrow. "Where's his American accent....?"


Not, "He has a WHOLE FACE?!?" ?

post #257 of 278
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Not, "He has a WHOLE FACE?!?" ?

No, because he was still wearing the mask in the interview.

 

Wait. What? You mean it's a lie?!

post #258 of 278
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Originally Posted by stevehauk View Post

OMG. I was just watching this week's episode of a great UK comedy quiz show 8 Out Of 10 Cats. One of the guest panelists was Boardwalk Empire's Capone, Stephen Graham.

He's BRITISH!

Fek me!

He's from Liverpool.

700

 

 

Anatol Yusef is also British.
 
 
Vincent Piazza's real voice is completely different from Luciano's.
 
post #259 of 278
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Originally Posted by stevehauk View Post

OMG. I was just watching this week's episode of a great UK comedy quiz show 8 Out Of 10 Cats. One of the guest panelists was Boardwalk Empire's Capone, Stephen Graham.

He's BRITISH!

Fek me!

He's from Liverpool.

700


That kind of explains why I found his italian accent so overbearing. I liked this guy when he was the grumpy Irish pal of DiCpario in Gangs of New York, but his Capone has always felt like a put on to me. I did like the scenes with the deaf kid though, those glimpses of home life are the only aspect of the character that has worked for me so far.

post #260 of 278

He was also in Band of Brothers.  I had the same reaction when I found out so many of them were British as well.

post #261 of 278

Jesus. I'm not happy about this and will have to start watching an an-American show to calm down. Time to put on Fringe!

 

Huh? Why's everyone shaking their heads?

post #262 of 278

Pacey is a Yank, chill.

post #263 of 278
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Pacey is a Yank, chill.


You're probably about to be assaulted by any Canadian Chewers out there. Batten the hatches, Stelios!

post #264 of 278

You guys are all the same.

post #265 of 278
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He was also in Band of Brothers.  I had the same reaction when I found out so many of them were British as well.

 

BLACK HAWK DOWN is even worse in that regard.  3/4 of that "American" cast is . . .  not.

post #266 of 278
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Originally Posted by stevehauk View Post

OMG. I was just watching this week's episode of a great UK comedy quiz show 8 Out Of 10 Cats. One of the guest panelists was Boardwalk Empire's Capone, Stephen Graham.

He's BRITISH!

Fek me!

He's from Liverpool.

700

 

Haven't you seen Snatch ?!

post #267 of 278
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Haven't you seen Snatch ?!

yeah, like 13 yrs ago when it came out. what's yer point?

these guys are actors, and part of that is the talent to 'do' accents from other countries.

Some can do it, others fail miserably ---Val Kilmer in Dr. Moreau comes to mind.

I just was surprised at the 'real' Stephen Graham, that's all....

post #268 of 278

My point being if you remembered him in Snatch, that you'd know he's British.

 

Anyway, I rewatched Darrow killing everyone because I thought the count was off.  We see him shoot 10 different guys, yet the NY guys had just left and we were told earlier in the ep that Gyp only had 9 of his own - and there are 3 left for Gyp's final scene on the beach.

post #269 of 278

Didn't Gyp say he LOST 9 of his own? (too lazy to rewatch)

post #270 of 278

No, his boss asks how many of his men are left, Gyp says, "31... plus nine of my own."  I'd have been happy to see Darrow kill everyone, was just a mismatch I noticed.

post #271 of 278

It's not out of the question that he was hiring new people to replenish his ranks as things wore on.

post #272 of 278

Maybe Darrow killed a couple of Johns for good measure!

post #273 of 278
Or it could just mean that he had more people than nine, but at that moment around his person he had nine of his people.
post #274 of 278
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Maybe Darrow killed a couple of Johns for good measure!


Yeah, I did find that possibility morbidly hilarious.

post #275 of 278

Maybe Gyp just couldn't count correctly. He wasn't the brightest. That much was obvious.

post #276 of 278

So I just powered through the whole of Season 3, the DVD set just becoming available on NetFlix. I have to say, it's been a struggle. Gyp was such an over the top TeeVee villain, stupid to the point of being retarded, venal, but then brilliant in strategy and tactics, to say nothing of the art of persuasion, when the script calls for it.

 

Mrs. Thompson has the. most. boring. arc. ever. Boring and predictable. And poor Kelley McDonald has to wear the shittiest frumpiest clothes through most of the season (sure it's in line with what her character is going through, but making a beautiful actress unattractive is not the best way to keep the audience's attention. That and the boring PSA story line she's given.

 

Steve Buscemi is criminally (heh) mis-used here. It's like the show runners said "hey, we know this actor is capable of a strong performance, let's make his character as bland as possible, and dial that shit back to 0". Great plan guys.

 

As noted throughout this thread, most of the peripheral characters are so much more interesting, as characters and in terms of their stories.

 

What I can't get over is how cliched the stories are, with the prominent exceptions of Richard, Van Alden and Gilliam. And those are the most interesting story lines and characters! I know Scorsese loves the old Gangster films, which had a strong underpinning of "Crime does not pay" to them, but the show is salted with forced "Nucky/Margaret can never be happy 'cause when they fall in love with someone they gets all blowed up!" to the point where you always know what's going to happen. That's bad story telling. Especially when some of your real life characters, like Lucky, go on to have long lives.

 

So yeah, I watched it, dug some of the action scenes, esp the finale, still like Van Alden and Richard, and that's about it. Very frustrating series.

post #277 of 278

I thought Season 3 had some great final episodes. It's amazing what a show can do when it stops filling time and puts the lesser characters on the backburner. For me, however, even the boring plotlines like Margaret's this past season are filled with little details that I enjoy, like basic character interactions. The attention to detail is staggering.

post #278 of 278
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Originally Posted by Deanburger View Post

I thought Season 3 had some great final episodes. It's amazing what a show can do when it stops filling time and puts the lesser characters on the backburner. For me, however, even the boring plotlines like Margaret's this past season are filled with little details that I enjoy, like basic character interactions. The attention to detail is staggering.

 

Oh yeah the final two episodes were great, the problem for me at least is that I had to wade through the rest of the episodes first :)

 

The period detail and character beats may be great, but they need to service a compelling story. Here the story is lacking, and the main "Big Bad" wasn't credible. Which, you know, might have worked if at some point Nucky had maybe had a conversation with Rothstein where the later said something like "how can you be under siege by this Retard?! What's the matter with you?!".

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